2019 Resistance Center Internship

Organization/Program Description: The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice is to recognize and address the ills perpetuated by a culture of militarism and economic oppression in the United States, and to work towards a future based on peace and social justice in Western Massachusetts.

The Resistance Center will act as the connective tissue between communities, organizations, faith institutions, and elected officials. We will build capacity of neighbors and people of good will throughout the Connecticut River Valley to address community crises as they arise, while working to prevent future outrages through pro-active action.

We will do this work through building resilient and effective coalitions and partnerships; nonviolence training; advocacy against U.S. military intervention abroad and militarism at home; and broad popular education and action to combat systemic discrimination.

We seek to educate and empower communities to confront problems and find lasting solutions which build unity, demand justice and foster peace. We work to expose the broader connections between militarism and economic disparity, and we actively promote ways that people can break the resulting cycle of violence.


Position Title: Social Justice Intern


Duration: 20 hours a week for 6-8 weeks beginning June 1


Duties/Job description: Intern responsibilities will generally relate to the three broad programmatic areas of the Resistance Center: a military recruitment report, nuclear disarmament, and sanctuary cities/immigration policy. Intern responsibilities might include, research, communications, event organizing, website and social media work, and special projects. Exact nature of the work is decided upon collaboratively between the Executive Director and intern.



Interns must possess a passion for social justice and a strong sense of self-initiative. Supervision and help will, of course, be available, but interns must have a degree of self-direction in their work. Organizational, computer, research, and good telephone communication skills are necessary.


To Apply:

Send the following items to bshear@umsas.edu by April 7

1) A resume or CV

2) A one page letter of interest that includes 3 elements: how your background, experiences, and interests relate to the internship; what you hope to accomplish in relation to the internship; what work would you like your internship to include

3) Your summer availability in June and July, mode of transportation, and preferred work hours (include both daily hours and weekly availability).